NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair 2020 Outstanding results from Michael Park School!
Mr Mander, Mrs Valyashko
Congratulations to our young scientists and engineers for putting so much work into some great projects over the course of the whole year. Many thanks to the teachers, parents, and others for their motivation and help along the way. Some very impressive results from such a small school!
Finalists in the Michael Park competition earned an entry into the NIWA Auckland City Science and Technology Fair. This year over 175 entries from 20 schools competed via zoom interviews and judging in the categories of technology, earth, space, biology, behaviour, chemistry and physics. Highly commended entries and category winners can also be awarded special prizes from the Fair sponsors.
MPS Results for the NIWA Auckland Science and Technology Fair 2020
Category Winners and Special Prizes:
Leo Cilliers, The Power of the Magnus Effect, 1st in Physics, Dodd-Walls Centre Prize for excellence in junior science
Andy Qi, Staying Dryer in the Rain, 2nd in Physics, ASTA Award for Experimental Design
Bibi Miller, Looking Good, 3rd in Human Behaviour, Special Prize New Zealand Statistical Association Awards, SAANZ Prize for Social Science Focus
Amelia Simmonds, Bright Wings, Highly Commended, Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Prize
Tabitha Yearbury, Under Pressure, Highly Commended, ESA Publications Prize for students showing promise/enthusiasm in Science
Caixia Tan, “He Said, She Said”, Human Behaviour
Bodhi Prohl, Weight Race, Physics
Luca Colace, Good Connection, Physics
Other finalists representing Michael Park in the Auckland competition included the following students.
Estelle Hebley, Can Your Back Take That, Biology
Charlotte Stuart, Gotta Go Fast, Physics
Alex Geng, Sunspin, Earth & Beyond